This is probably my favourite theme among this year’s television picks because I have so many shows to choose from! I’m literally wondering how many I can fit into this category and I guess the number could be huge – but I’m keeping a few for other themes because girl plans ahead! Therefore, this list has only five picks for this week but I swear, there’s something for everyone here with the theme being so god damn juicy! PS: Happy new school year to all the students and teachers out there, stay strong and educate on!
Disclaimer: I feel like I should mention that due to certain news out there, I won’t include one very famous high school oriented vampire related show in this list. Also, yes, I haven’t seen Freaks & Geeks yet, don’t yell at me!
There will be many MTV shows in this list because there was a time when MTV was bringing out a lot of good original content, and Awkward. was one of them! Though the show lost my interest around the third season mark, the first two seasons were very strong and amazing! Funny, angsty, feisty and high school drama filled Awkward. is also exactly what it says to be – awkwardly amazing. The plot begins with our main character’s accident being thought as a suicide attempt. Bottom line though is the fact that I’m glad I stumbled onto it when I did because I had a lot of fun with it.
Short lived Faking It is another MTV original show about two best friends who fake to everyone that they are in a lesbian relationship – the problem, one of them actually is a lesbian and in love with her best friend. It’s another light, funny and great show that views high school from a very different angle, and it’s wonderful by portraying a more positive take on sexual orientation. For both lead actresses Faking It was sort of their first big role, and they both did a great job. I was especially impressed by Rita Volk.
The third and last MTV show in this list is a special mention, and even though I haven’t watched it for years, I know I will someday marathon it all from start to finish. Teen Wolf is of course based on the well known movie and marks the start of my endless love for Dylan O’Brien! I have the sweatshirt of the character Dylan plays in Teen Wolf – in case you were doubting my endless love. There are many things with it that bother me but the first season, which I’ve watched twice, is still great in my opinion. Sure, my opinion is clouded by Dylan O’Brien, but I’m not even ashamed because Teen Wolf is fun, a bit scary, funny and a perfect guilty pleasure show.
I feel like I need to add an UK show to this list because the British know how to make shows, and sometimes they make them better. My Mad Fat Diary is a very good show that features an overweight main character in the midst of finding friends, falling in love and fighting her own insecurities. It has a lot of heavy topics but it also has a lot of heart, warmth and humour, which is why I felt the need to mention it. Also, Nico Mirallegro is absolutely adorable!
How can I have a list of high school related shows when one of my favourite shows of all time features a high school name in its title?! I have mentioned this one before, but it was when I chose to mention TV shows among movie picks, which is why I’m mentioning it again. One Tree Hill and its first FOUR seasons are perfection! Sure, the show ran on for far longer, but the four seasons featured the high school years, so that’s why I feel like it suits this week’s theme perfectly. Also, have you seen James Lafferty lately? He looks so damn fine, and every time I see him, I’m reminded of Nathan Scott and the greatness of One Tree Hill!
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